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Tower to Tapas (between Jul - Sep 2019)

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Price: R 18,700.00

9 days, travel on the path less taken from London to Madrid.

Visiting 2 countries: France, Spain.

It’s all about the tapas on the trail from France to Spain, so unleash your inner foodie. Take the path from London to Madrid, swinging by a handful of the best cities in Europe, plus a wealth of culture, history and scenery.

Booking Details for this Topdeck Experience

Selected departures: Prices per person sharing from:
Between July - September 2019 R 18,700.00 pps

Bucket List Inclusions

  • Bordeaux winery Experience
  • Driving tour of Paris & picnic by the Eiffel Tower

Your Itinerary

Day 1: London, England to Paris, France

All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early in the morning as we jump across the English Channel. Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie before we kick off the trip with a driving tour and picnic next to the Eiffel Tower. Home to Coco Chanel, the Pompidou Centre and the Mona Lisa, Paris more than deserves its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Now’s your chance to find out why.

Included today: Driving tour of Paris and gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Paris

This morning: free time en Français. From the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, you'll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Later on, you can stretch those legs on an optional bike tour of Paris, or simply roam the streets on your own. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: Traditional cabaret show | Seine river cruise | Bike tour of Paris

Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux

Today we roll on to Bordeaux, where half the city is UNESCO World Heritage-listed and vineyards reign supreme. Take an optional stroll around Château de Chambord, the largest château in the Loire Valley, and learn why French Renaissance architecture is famous around the world.

Included today: Visit the Loire Valley
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
Optional activities: Entry to Château de Chambord

Day 4: Bordeaux

Home to over 9,000 wine producers, Bordeaux fo’ sure knows how to wine and dine. Date night, anyone? See how many grapes you can squeeze into one day. Next up: hit the streets and raise a glass to the winemakers at happy hour.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Bordeaux to San Sebastián, Spain

Wake up and roll out of bed – it’s wine o’clock somewhere in the world! This morning, learn the A to Z of the grape-y stuff with an included tasting. Tip: pick up some bottles to send home (your future self will thank you). Before you know it, we’ll be eating pintxos and tapas x 100 in San Sebastián. All. The. Food.

Included today: Bordeaux winery tour and tasting | Walking tour of San Sebastián
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6: San Sebastián

Did someone say beach day? Hit up the Old Town before you catch some rays – and don’t miss the chance to join an optional surfing lesson. Shaka like a Spaniard and show off those new found skills!

Meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: Surfing lesson

Day 7: San Sebastián to Madrid

Today we head inland to the capital. Madrid is home to Spanish masterpieces (Picasso and Dalí, anyone?) and buzzing nightlife. Spend a spare moment exploring the Royal Palace, Plaza de España, Reina Sofia and all the architectural delights this city has to offer. Need more? Don't miss the Prado Museum, the botanical gardens and the home of Real Madrid FC.

Included today: Driving tour of Madrid
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8: Madrid

Hot foot it along the Gran Vía to Plaza Mayor. Before you go, don’t miss a visit to the Chocolatería San Ginés – serving some hot dayum churros since 1894. In the mood for chills? Kick back and relax in the Malasaña and Chueca neighbourhoods. Shopping fiends will be well catered for in the Salamanca district.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: Food tour of Madrid

Day 9: Madrid

Time to swap numbers and send those friend requests because we’re outta here after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast
 

Validity Selected departures between July - September 2019
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers EESCLM
Inclusions • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
• 8 nights in hostels
• English Channel crossing
• Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
• Guided tours of all major cities
• Awesome Trip Leader + Driver
Exclusions • Flights and taxes
• Visas (if required)
• Anything of a personal nature
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation (if travel date is more than 42 days out)
• Final Payment: This is due 42 days prior. For bookings made less than 42 days before travelling, full payment is required and booking will be on request.
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